Vietnam Studies

Discover Vietnam

Discover Vietnam, from its largest cities to its smallest villages, from the Holy See of the Cao Dai religion in Tay Ninh to ancient Cham relics at My Son, from the rainforests and pristine beaches of Cat Ba Island to forgotten places where young Americans and Vietnamese once fought for their lives. Learn from the source; your teachers are monks, war veterans, Vietnamese professors, artists, students, farmers and villagers. Visit the vestiges of the terrible 25-year war that brought the United States to Vietnam, and consider the war from a variety of American and Vietnamese perspectives.

Check out photos from previous years!



Academic Credit




Cost includes: TBA


TBA for application/deposit; TBA final payment.


Minimum program eligibility requirements include the completion of at least 28 semester hours with an overall 2.0 GPA  for undergraduates (or consent of the program director) and graduate standing for graduate students. All students must be in clear academic standing. Students must also satisfy any additional prerequisites described under the individual course listings. Final authority over enrollment rests with the Director of International Programs and the Vietnam Studies Director.


TBA undergraduate and TBA graduate

Cost includes TBA.

Financial Aid

The Vietnam Studies Program qualifies for financial aid in the form of guaranteed student loans, Pell Grants, or applicable graduate assistantships.  Southern Miss students requiring financial aid should contact the Office of International Programs.

Application and Payment Deadlines

Completed online application, with $250 deposit, are due by TBA. Balance of fees, less deposit, is due no later than TBA

Cancellations and Refunds

Except in cases of academic ineligibility or course cancellation, deposits are non-refundable. Fees, exclusive of deposit, are refundable if written notification is received prior to TBA. Thereafter, no refunds will be available. The Office of International Programs should be notified of all cancellations.

Program Director

Dr. Heather Stur
Department of History
Phone: 601.266.4779

Program Coordinator

Melissa Ravencraft, Coordinator
Office of International Programs
Phone: 601.266.5009
Make an appointment with Melissa